Wild Columbia County

Hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing in northwest Oregon’s hidden jewel

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Wildlife guide

Simple guides to Columbia County’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates


Stories from the field as we explore every last inch of the county

Latest Blogs

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The Hidden Carcus Creek Falls

Oregon is a state laden with beautiful waterfalls and Columbia County is no exception. While some of our county waterfalls are Instagram-famous roadside attractions like Bonnie and Beaver Creek, others take quite a trek and are known online as little more than approximate GPS points. Jon and I have decided to search out and documentContinue reading “The Hidden Carcus Creek Falls”

Do you ever see any frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards, or snakes? Take a picture and then check out our iNaturalist herpetology project to see how to help track records of these creatures!

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There isn’t any spot of land I care about more than the Liberty Hill bluff. Visit the Friends of Liberty Hill website or their Facebook page to learn about this unique meadow and what we can do to preserve it from destruction.

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About Us

Jonathan grew up in St. Helens and has family in Yankton and Rainier. Matt grew up in Warren and currently lives in Scappoose. Jonathan’s wife Rosey and daughters Chhaya (less so) and Sophia (more so) join them on some of their adventures.

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Global Conservation

A few orgs doing God’s work:

Creative Conservation Alliance

A Rocha International

Health in Harmony

Lilok Farm

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